• On Aug 15, 2021
    Nicole from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does the rider switch work? We are taking a 3 year old and a almost one month old and will want to be able to have both parents go on the ride with our oldest.

    Welcome back to planDisney, Nicole! Thank you for trusting us with your question. 

    Our family used Rider Switch SO much when my children were younger! We went through phases where one of them was terrified of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror while the other was just too small to ride Mission: SPACE. And, Rider Switch SAVED us! 

    Rider Switch is a service offered by Disney to assist families with kiddos who just can’t ride (whether they are too small, too scared, or otherwise). Simply bring your whole family up to the cast member at the front of the attraction and ask if they offer Rider Switch (usually the answer is yes). Then, they will have the adult waiting with the non-rider wait in a designated area and give them a rider switch pass. The rest of the family will go ahead and enter the attraction line and ride. After the family rides, the waiting adult can go back to the line with the rider switch pass (and up to 2 other family members) while a different adult waits with the non-riding child. 

    If there is another attraction close by that your child CAN ride, you can even take them there to ride while the rest of the family enjoys the first attraction. 

    I hope this helps with planning your magical October vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, Nicole. Please visit us again with other questions that arise as you are getting ready for your trip! It's getting close! 

    Happy Traveling,
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GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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